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10.7: Use iCloud to automatically sync files across Macs
Authored by: ars on Nov 02, '11 10:02:40AM

This would be great if it worked as described, but it doesn't for me. I have iCloud enabled on two Macs and put a file in the ~/Library/Mobile Documents folder of one of my Macs and it did not show up on the other Mac (I assume it will show up in the same folder). I also tried with putting a copy of the same file on both Macs in this folder and then changing one of the files. The change did not get synced to the other Mac. When I look on the iCloud webpage for my account I can't see the file either. Maybe one needs to have one of the iWork apps for this to work? (I have none.)



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10.7: Use iCloud to automatically sync files across Macs
Authored by: CHM on Nov 02, '11 12:42:27PM

It definitely doesn't show up in the iCloud webpage, but the syncing between Macs should work. Did you check to make sure you have "Documents & Data" checked under the iCloud preferences on both Macs? I do have iWork installed, so if it's not working for you, maybe that is a requirement.



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10.7: Use iCloud to automatically sync files across Macs
Authored by: ars on Nov 02, '11 05:08:27PM

I did check the Documents and Data checkbox of both Macs, so maybe one does need to have one of the iWorks apps for the hint to work. I might buy one of them just to have the syncing capability. Maybe someone else can confirm our theory before I spend my money.

Edited on Nov 02, '11 05:27:10PM by ars



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10.7: Use iCloud to automatically sync files across Macs
Authored by: zacht on Nov 02, '11 08:35:36PM
Before investing money, you might want to try Dropbox for file syncing between Macs. It's free (additional storage for a fee), offers "automatic" syncing via background app, offers a web interface (handy for accessing your files from other computers), and works pretty well in my personal experience.

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10.7: Use iCloud to automatically sync files across Macs
Authored by: xplora on Nov 03, '11 12:03:26PM

Hmm, since you bring up Dropbox, I'd like to point out a couple of things, first, what about SugarSync, Box.net, and even Microsofts SkyDrive, and others, then there is the space they start with, 2 Gig for Dropbox, 5 for iCloud/SugarSync/Box.net/SkyDrive.



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10.7: Use iCloud to automatically sync files across Macs
Authored by: zacht on Nov 03, '11 11:11:07PM

Thanks for the tips! I hadn't heard of those other services. I'll check em out.



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10.7: Use iCloud to automatically sync files across Macs
Authored by: fruttolo on Dec 19, '11 09:39:52AM

Has anyone tried this app for Mac (EasyCloud), which manages the files directly from your Mac icloud?
EasyCloud



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